Jean Tan New Single “Fly” and Lyric Video

LISTEN TO THE SPIRITED NEW ACOUSTIC JAZZ SINGLE BY SINGAPORE SINGER-SONGWRITER JEAN TAN

Singapore singer-songwriter Jean Tan is back with “Fly”, the first release of a string of three singles on 10 October 2019 on all major digital streaming platforms via Leeway. Two more singles in a similar vein will be released through 2020, with the trio of songs forming a mini folk-jazz collective.

For production and arrangement, Jean worked with renown local R&B artist and multi-instrumentalist Dru Chen. Dru’s inherent soulfulness yet sensitivity to the stylistics of pop music have produced a beautiful and well-balanced track that puts Jean’s jazzy vocal expressions at the forefront. The track also enlisted the talents of Euntaek Kim on keys and Ben Poh on the double bass, who contributed to the stellar improvisations on the lively track.

While Jean’s last genre-crossing EP “Hideaway” – released in 2017 and featuring the hit single “Crowns” – explored the worlds of folktronica, “Fly” sees her returning to a familiar arena of folk-jazz. With its uncommon time and syncopation, the rhythms of “Fly” are not unlike the fluttering of an exhilarated heartbeat, eager to explore the world and see as a child would.

After all, ‘Fly’ was written when things picked up for Jean after a long period of kidney illness. It is a picture of spring after winter, where life re-emerges in all its sights, sounds, and tastes. The movement of the song resembles the small, trembling steps of a butterfly, desirous to feel the world again.

Along with the simple yet not sparse instrumentation – fingersnaps, light folk guitar comps and the subtle touch of an electric piano – “Fly” is joy, summarized. More than that, it feels natural, a settling into a style that Jean was always meant to flourish in. It feels like a coming home, so much so that when she sings:

Fly, go on dare defy
Trembling tide in the dark of night
See the world
See the world

…one almost believes her. Perhaps we too, can step off the edge and live. Fly.

Fly Single Credits

Music and words by Jean Tan
Produced and mixed by Dru Chen
Guitar by Dru Chen
Keys by Euntaek Kim
Bass by Ben Poh
Percussions by Dru Chen and Jean Tan
Mastered by Cameron Henry
© 2019 Leeway.

Stream or download Fly at: https://hyperurl.co/fly-jeantan

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Lyrics of Fly

Verse 1:
Fly to your open skies
Alive with fire
So burning bright
See the world
See the world

Fly, on your wings up high
Shine that light
Oh, with all your might
See the world
See the world

Chorus:
Wild whirl
A wild whirl
A child’s world awaits
A while more
Soon you’ll find the magic
You were meant to see
Were meant to be

Verse 2:
Fly, take your leave, ignite
Free those wings
Oh, butterfly
See the world
See the world

Fly, go on dare defy
Trembling tide in the dark of night
See the world
See the world

Chorus:
Wild whirl
A wild whirl
A child’s world awaits
A while more
Soon you’ll find the magic
You were meant to see
Were meant to be

Bridge:
Fly, don’t you cry
Look up high
Your skies are alive
Try, you’ll be fine
Years gone by
Are coming back to you
Before your very eyes

Verse 3:
Fly, take your leave, ignite
Free those wings
Oh, butterfly
See the world
See the world

See the world
See the world
See the world
See the world

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